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Chapter 4.5. Division of Workers' Compensation
Subchapter 2. Workers' Compensation Appeals Board--Rules and Practice Procedure
Article 9. Evidence and Reports
§10602. Permanent Disability Evaluation Reports.
The Workers' Compensation Appeals Board may request the Disability Evaluation
Unit to prepare a formal rating determination on a form prescribed for that purpose
by the Administrative Director. The request may refer to an accompanying medical
report or chart for the sole purpose of describing measurable physical elements
of the condition that are clearly and exactly identifiable. In every instance
the request shall describe the factors of disability in full.
The report of the Disability Evaluation Unit in response to the request shall
constitute evidence only as to the percentage of the permanent disability based
on the factors described, and the report shall not constitute evidence as to
the existence of the permanent disability described.
The report of the Disability Evaluation Unit shall be filed and served on the
parties and shall include or be accompanied by a notice that the case shall
be submitted for decision seven (7) days after service unless written objection
is made within that time.
Authority cited: Sections 133 and 5307, Labor Code. Reference: Sections 4660
and 5708, Labor Code.
1. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-19-2002; operative
1-1-2003. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Government Code section
11351 (Register 2002, No. 51).
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